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Old 07-20-2005, 01:39 PM   #41
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Just go out and try it..jeez

calm down. some of us dont drag race like that and dont know what to do.[/quote]
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Just go out and try it..jeez. I just hold the brake pedal all the way down in drive, and when light greens, floor the gas. Since its already up to 1500revs, i have most of my torque available and it rockets off much faster than if you launched from say, 700rpm.
obviously have never driven a Bonne....First you cant tell someone how many RPMS to brake torque to, every car is different, and you cannot just mash the throttle to the floor...that causes wheel spin, you need to roll onto the throttle
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Yeah...i posted that too quick. I forgot about all the low-end torque with the supercharger models. When posting, i took into consideration my car'* characteristics and how i launch it. I can hardly squeal tires unless the pavement is fresh or if i am turning can really do a huge burnout.

What i meant to say is just go out and try it, lol.
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Yeah...i posted that too quick. I forgot about all the low-end torque with the supercharger models. When posting, i took into consideration my car'* characteristics and how i launch it. I can hardly squeal tires unless the pavement is fresh or if i am turning can really do a huge burnout.

What i meant to say is just go out and try it, lol.
all of the 3800 have the low end torque from my understanding
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Just go out and try it..jeez. I just hold the brake pedal all the way down in drive, and when light greens, floor the gas. Since its already up to 1500revs, i have most of my torque available and it rockets off much faster than if you launched from say, 700rpm.
Sorry dude, but if you wait for the green light, you have already lost!!!! Trust me, I learned this the hard way. You must take off on the third yellow....
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Yeah. Altthough i was not necessarily talking about the track right there.
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So exactly do I do this? How do I "torque break" you guys referred me to that other section and it totally confused me if one 3800 person could explain what torque break is and how to do it what gear should I be in? N or D? When do I torque break the pre-stage? Gee I have no idea? HELP!
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Dont ever neutral-drop. The computer will most likely block it anyway, but not worth risking a blown tranny.

Listen, get pre-staged and staged. (both bronze lights). Then hold the brake down all the way and the gas down all the way. This stresses the torque converter a lot, so dont let it be more than 3 or 4 seconds (about all it takes for lights). Only wait until the 3rd light and not green cause by green you already lost. Try not to redlight it either.

Try it out on the road today, although it wont help any, cause the road is dirty and such.
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I do that in drive right? And then do I keep it floored cause then I know my tires will smoke up? Oh and will this hurt the tranny or torque converter?
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To me this is sounding more like a toss up. I say go out there and find a guy with the same car as your friend, and race him, if you win, keep bickering with your friend about this. if you get spanked.. never talk about it to your friend.

Of course, this is theoretical as we don't promote street racing here on BC forums. These races maybe should take place on a specified race track, if you've got one locally. blah blah blah..

I don't know what it is, but lately, I get every ricer out there trying to challenge me to a race, so, I'm forced to burn rice more often these days.

Is it something about the sexy style of our bonnevilles? Why do people want to race us so much? I didn't get these many challenges when I had my previous 2 bonnevilles.. and they were not supercharged. Is that it? my current bonne is SC'd, and that makes the ricers want to beat the big sedan? just to brag about eating an american car with a SC? there is some phenominon going on lately, and it'* leaving a lot of ricers into depression at times.. I would like to help with this health risk to ricers, but that would mean I'd have let them "win" , which would give a false impression that their hunk of scrap iron was a good investment.

Of course, this is theoretical, as I wouldn't post about street racing here. I believe this always takes place on a drag strip.... (I never get a timeslip though) he he

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